|A Christmas Carol (Blu-Ray) (1951)
Retail: $29.99, Our:
Think it might be a little early for news of Christmas releases? Think again. VCI has announced a November 3rd release date for A Christmas Carol (Blu-Ray).
This comes as very exciting news as VCI's standard version release of this 1951 classic two years ago (A Christmas Carol - Ultimate Collector's Edition) is superior by far to any other companies release before or since.
This "new state-of-the-art high definition film transfer from the original 35mm negatives" should prove even more spectacular. Also included will be the standard definition version as a bonus. More details below.
It will retail for $29.99, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $19.99. However, for 2 days only (until June 28th), we'll have it for the SPECIAL LOW PRE-ORDER PRICE of $15.98.
VCI is pleased to present this holiday classic first time ever on Blu-Ray! Some of Britain's best filmmakers united to produce one of England's greatest classics in this, the most well-known and critically acclaimed version of Charles Dickens' timeless tale. With an authentic, dramatic script by later-director Noel Langley, a superb performance by Alastair Sim and company, and under the careful direction of Brian Desmond Hurst, the 1951 filmed version of "A Christmas Carol" emerges as an outstanding cinematic presentation.
Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, has almost single-handedly made this beloved version of Charles Dickens' story into one of the best-loved Christmas films of all time. Some of Britain's best filmmakers united behind Sim, who was joined by a delightful cast of accomplished and acclaimed English actors; creating what many today believe to be the best and most faithful production of Dickens' immortal tale. Cranky and curmudgeonly Scrooge learns the error of his unkind ways and is taught the true meaning of the holidays when he is visited by the ghost of his late business partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future.
- Audio Commentary by George Cole
- Includes the Standard DVD with Both the 4:3 and the 16:9 versions